Saturday, September 5, 2015

Country Blessings

I think I was feeling a bit country-ish when I made this card.
It is really really hot out, and I mean really hot....
in the 90's for this past week....
I am not ready to see summer go, but I do love Fall
and I love making Fall cards!

Our fields around here in Michigan are full of corn, beans,
and Sunflowers.....I love the site of country living!
I think that is how this card came about.

I used Crafty Secrets digital paper for my background.
It is from the Kitchen Memories Kit....
I stitched it on kraft card stock.

I cut the vintage seed packet.
It was inked around the edges, and I sponged a bit on the front as well.
I used TH Distressed Vintage Photo ink.

There is a new Sunflower Digital Stamp set at Crafty Secrets....
it is loaded with digital images and sentiments.
This set contains 20 digital stamps in brown and 20 in black...
my goodness at $6.95 how can you go wrong?
That is where my Sunflower came from.I printed it,
colored and glittered it, then fussy cut it out.

The Country Blessing sentiment was cut from

I added a pretty bow and a tied on button to finish.

Make sure and visit the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage blog
where the Sunflower digital set is being featured!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar (m) .... ATG
Crafty Friends .... Sentiment
My Time To Craft .... Flowers
Crafty Catz .... ATG
Word Art Wednesday ....ATG/Family Friendly


Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Diane!! I love the pretty sunflower!! It looks amazing!! What a beautiful card my friend!! It's been in the 90's here, too...ugh!! Have a great weekend :)

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Ros Crawford said...

What a super sunflower!! Lovely card Diane ... Oh and Ginger cat says to ask you if he can come over and sunbathe in your garden? How's the kitty BTW??

Unknown said...

I also am very fond of country living, driving by fields of ripened crops. Sunflowers are so beautiful. I like your card, the 3D effect on the seed packet is super. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Planetsusie said...

Autumn is my favourite time of the year and sunflowers and autumn go soooo well together. Your sunflower looks so real - I love it. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Cazro said...

A striking card for a striking flower. Thanks for joining us at MTTC. Caz DT

Leslie Miller said...

Good prices on those digi sets. I just came back from looking at a bunch of them. Fabulous card, Diane! It sounds beautiful where you live. I've always wanted to visit that part of the country.

Rika said...

Pretty card, love the sunflower!

Natalie said...

LOVE, love, love this card!! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, don't forget to play along for our 200th challenge!!

tilly said...

my favorite flower, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

Jo said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x